CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police are calling the shootings deaths of two Riverdale High School students a murder-suicide.
WAY TOO YOUNG 15yo, 16yo Riverdale High students found shot to death. Police say they used to date. Circumstances ?? pic.twitter.com/32uNurEW5u— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) October 4, 2016
Monday night, officers responded to a shots fired called at a house on Montego Circle. Upon arrival, they found Christopher Andrews, 15, and Samyah Copeland, 16, both victims of gunshot wounds.
Clayton County police said the preliminary investigation revealed Andrews shot and killed Copeland, before taking his own life.
Copeland's family members told FOX 5 Andrews was her on-again, off-again boyfriend and described their relationship as "rocky." Copeland's family said the teen had just started dating someone else.
MYSTERY 15yo boy, 16yo girl shot to death inside Clayton Co home. Circumstances unclear. Riverdale High students pic.twitter.com/KFGIZpJ0Ye— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) October 4, 2016
Both victims attended Riverdale High School, where grief counselors were on campus Tuesday to help students and staff mourning the loss of the two teens.
Investigators are hoping autopsies will help answer more questions.